Review from WorthPlaying

by: Peffy
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Date of publish: 31/10/2020 8:47 CET

Cossacks II will put gamers in control of one of six 19th-century nations as they wage war, secure alliances and work to economically and militarily defeat their opponents to become the dominant European power. With an enhanced 3D graphics engine, more than 150 unit types and a realistic troop morale system, “Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars” will challenge armchair emperors to prove their mettle as they fight historical and historically inspired battles on an epic scale.

Occasionally, you come across a title that you know is good, but it is simply outside of what you can really enjoy. This was my experience when playing Cossacks II: the Napoleonic Wars. The game is well executed in most ways, but somehow wasn’t the right “fit” for me.

Cossacks II places you in the Napoleonic wars, where you are given command of various missions, some based on actual historic engagements, wherein you are attempting to conquer (or defend) Europe. The game works to remain true to history in a number of ways, limiting the units and technologies to a fairly small range. Some of this may be an annoyance for the common gamer, but it will be a goldmine for a fan of that particular historical era…


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